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I've recently installed FC6 64bit editon on my desktop PC. The package manager included, Pirut, seems pretty average.

So I installed Yumex and Synaptic using Pirut, as they were available within the repositories preconfigured in Pirut.

I know Synaptic is used in Ubuntu, and is genrally praised, but I much perfer Yumex.

So, are there any drawbacks to using Yumex?

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You shouldn't notice a difference between Pirut and Yumex, b/c both of them yum as the backend. All pirut and yumex are are GUI for Yum package manager. In Ubuntu Synaptic is a GUI frontend for apt-get. I'm not sure if in Fedora Synaptic uses yum or apt-get, so I would recommend not using it and stick with pirut or yumex. I personally like yumex.
Something else you might notice is a slight difference in speed, you'll have to test that out as I am not sure if there really is much of a difference since they both use yum.
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